Nic’s Sticks Nail Polish Pens Reviewed

by Bionic Beauty on 28.Apr.2008 · 4 comments

On a trip to Target (yes, I’m there weekly), I made an impromptu purchase of nail polish. I grabbed the Nicole by OPI’s new nail polish pens, called Nic’s Sticks. I figured, what the hay, right?

Nic's Sticks by OPI nail polish pens

I love dark polish colors, even though it is spring and things are lightening up, so I chose Indigo-Go-Go! which is a deep metallic blue. The polish pen is easy enough to use. Just shake, pump it a few times, and paint your nails. I had no trouble getting the polish on neatly and it dried SUPER QUICK! I did need two coats for even coverage.

The staying power leaves quite a bit to be desired. I had chips by the next morning (without a base or top coat). But I still like using this polish pen when I want colored nails quickly (for a quick event or night out- in my test case, I wanted blue nails for the last Blues Hockey game of the season). Since my polishes hardly last longer than two days, I don’t think it’s a waste of money, but it certainly is not for people who want a long wearing nail color.

I tried the pen again with a proper base coat and clear top coat, and got a little better results (i.e. a few extra hours of chip-free-ness).

No muss, no fuss, but not a super-performer either. You will love how quickly it dries though. 24 colors are available so there’s one to suit your taste.

You can purchase the OPI Nic’s Sticks – Paint & Go Nail Laquer pens from!


1 Lydia April 28, 2008 at 10:12 am

Cool! I didn’t know they had OPI at Target! I want one of these 🙂

2 josi November 10, 2008 at 10:11 am

I haven’t had any luck with these either (I really wanted to)..guess it’s just one beauty “invention” that won’t work for moi! ps. loving all the pics lately…you’re a doll!

3 BionicBeauty November 11, 2008 at 9:43 am

Josi, Thanks!! I’ve been on a picture spree to show all the readers the real face behind Bionic Beauty. 🙂 It’s time consuming, but fun!

I tried a few of the other nail polish pens (Sally Hansen has a set of them too) and they apply so nicely, but they just never wear well. I guess it’s back to old-fashioned nail polish!


4 Brianna December 9, 2008 at 8:12 pm

i love ur review and i really someone to get me a few of these for christmas i think if i dont get them for christmas then ill just go to Walmart.(yeah they have them at wally word>

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